Sunday, January 31, 2010

My Mom Died

My mom died after a long illness on January 24, 2010. I've made several trips back and forth to Amarillo to see her this year and each time I went, it was like watching a candle slowly burning out. The last time I saw her in December, her flame was just barely flickering. On the morning that she died, I was with one of my clients in labor. We didn't know if the baby was a boy or a girl. It turned out to be a girl and I thought that was kind of neat that it was a girl to replace the girl I was losing. Mama suffered a lot the last two months of her life, and I'm glad the suffering is over. I like to think she is in heaven with her mom and dad and brothers who died before her.
We had a great memorial service and funeral for her. My brother and I spoke at the funeral because mama didn't have a church or pastor. It turned out to be very intimate and personal and I'm glad we did it that way. She was buried next to her mom and dad and husband at an old cemetery in Claude, Texas.
I feel very blessed and loved by all the calls, e-mails, and cards my friends have sent. I am lucky to have so many people who care about me and that I care about as well. That would make mama happy.


Eric, Judith, Isaac, and Javier Cruz said...

Jackie, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. You are always in our prayers! We hope to see you soon!

Amy said...

Sorry to hear about your mom, Jackie. I know you loved her and cared about her a lot. I appreciate the examples of you and my mom and others who care for their elderly parents up to the end.

Lisa said...

i will be thinking and praying for you and your family through these hard times. its never easy to lose someone you care so much about. hugs, our condolences.

Laura Harrison said...

I'm very sorry for your loss, but know you are glad she isn't suffering anymore and is in a better place. You and your family will be in my prayers.

lindsey said...

I am sorry, Mrs. Jackie.I will pray for you and your family .I admire you so much , you are a great women and i bet an even better daughter.I hope only good things this year bless you